MYTH #4 ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY: "No Pain, No Gain..."
There are a number of myths surrounding what is physical therapy and who can benefit from it. Here is a short list of these myths:
I need a referral to see a Physical Therapist This Myth has been busted!
Physical Therapy is only for people who don’t exercise This Myth has been busted!
Physical Therapy is only for people after surgery This Myth has been busted!
No Pain, No Gain… Physical Therapy has to be painful (We’re tackling this one today!)
Physical therapy is only for senior citizens
So, let’s get started by busting one of those myths right now!
MYTH #4: “NO PAIN, NO GAIN”
Many of us are guilty of over-promoting the “No Pain, No Gain” mentality. THANKFULLY, things are changing in the world of Physical Therapy! Majority of treatments today are relatively painless. The excruciating “No Pain, No Gain” mentality is getting replace by a new slogan:
“Know Pain, Know Gain!”
One of the biggest hurdles in overcoming persistent pain is understanding your pains and learning how to grow beyond the pains. Understanding your pain, discovering its triggers, and learning how to get back to being YOU are all important factors in your recovery. Knowledge is power. And, purposeful therapy that takes your personal goals & experiences into account is even more powerful.
Here’s Laura’s story about how she overcame her Sciatic Pains, her fears, her worries, and (in her words) felt “empowered” again. Enjoy!
Ready to get started? Call 517-647-1000 to find out if we are the right fit for each other. You can also get started telling us a bit about your story here.
At Health Source, we help people avoid unnecessary surgeries (shoulder, hip, knee, low back, etc.). We also help rehab individuals who have had surgeries so that they can maximize their recovery and enjoy life again.
Our specialized clinicians look at your body through the lenses of Mechanics (how are things moving), Neuromuscular Engagement (how efficiently your muscles are working), and Motor Control (coordinating your body so that you can get back to doing what you want to do). This involves comprehensive evaluations, hands-on care, education, movement re-training, and individually tailored exercises to help you fully recover.